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The Teaching of Arithmetic: Certain Great Principlues of Teaching Arithmetic


by David Eugene Smith - 1909

Before considering the curriculum in arithmetic it is well to devote a little attention to certain great principles that teachers have as a whole agreed upon, in theory if not in practice. Some of these have already been discussed in this article; others will strike the reader as rather trite, which simply means that they are generally accepted; and others will not appeal to all. They will, however, be found to be suggestive of the thought of leaders at the present time, and they may, though stated dogmatically, form the basis for profitable discussions by teachers. 1. Arithmetic is taught both for its usefulness in daily life and for the training that it gives the mind in reasoning, in habits of application, and in exactness of statement. 2. Most of the mental discipline of arithmetic can be secured from those portions that may be called practical, and therefore the practical side of arithmetic may safely be emphasized.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 10 Number 1, 1909, p. 36-39
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10015, Date Accessed: 10/17/2019 11:52:49 AM

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